General Selva Discusses Air Force Budget
General Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed industry, government, military and media at AFA’s Air Force Breakfast Program on April 13th. Gen Selva spoke candidly regarding the looming continuing resolution (CR), DoD’s budget and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR). “We do not take advantage of the corners of the DFAR, and as a result, innovation happens slowly,” commented Gen Selva. Read the full overview of April’s AFA Air Force Breakfast in our Daily Report. You can also watch the full video or hear the full audio recording from the breakfast, here.
In June, AFA will roll out the Capitol Hill Edition of the AFA Air Force Breakfast Series and our event will shift to the Capitol Hill Club in Washington D.C. This shift enables us to more effectively tell the Air Force story to the US Congress, to the other armed services, to the public policy and industry communities, as well as to the media and to the public at large. We will enlist senior USAF leadership and the nation’s top experts to speak at breakfast seminars on Capitol Hill.
The new AFA Air Force Breakfast Program will address a variety of important topics such as the need to increase and train the necessary manpower to achieve the needed readiness to be an effective force, undertake the advanced research into the weapons and strategies of the future, and build our airlifters, tankers, bombers, jets and surveillance and reconnaissance platforms to ensure that America is protected into the future. We will examine all the major USAF acquisition and research and development programs, including JSTARS, the F-35, the F-15, the B-21, the KC-10 replacement, and examine the entire range of major USAF conventional and acquisition programs critical to the future of the country’s security.
To do that, the Air Force must effectively tell its story to the US Congress, to the other armed services, to the professional public policy and industry community, as well as the media and to the public at large. We will enlist senior USAF leadership to tell this important story, hosting the nation’s top experts in and out of the USAF to speak at breakfast seminars on Capitol Hill.
This is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to meet, greet and listen to senior Air Force decision makers. Unique sponsorship opportunities are available for these events. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Chet Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capitol Hill AFA Air Force Breakfast Series Schedule:
June 5: Gen Mike Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command
July 26: Gen David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force